Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Nemat International Oils

Incense, attars and bottles oh my!

Nemat International Oils of India has an incredibly huge inventory of oils that are very reasonably priced, well crafted fragrances and attars. The Attarwala family has been involved in the art and science of making attars for over 160 years. Attar is the name given to the fragrant oils made from extracts of flowers, herbs, woods etc. The family name 'Attar'+'wala' means possessor of attar. The Attarwala family traces its roots to the beautiful city of lakes, Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, India. Udaipur is known not only for its lakes and majestic palaces but also for its art and culture in which flowers and fragrances have always occupied a prestigious position.

"Nature has provided abundant sources of wonderful fragrances which can invoke deep feelings of joy, excitement or serenity. Each of us is stirred by a variety of fragrances, may it be the fresh green note of the forest after a shower, the early morning scent of the earth or the ever present odors of the beautiful flowers."

My favorite fragrance by Nemat Oils is the
Rose S.J. I've no idea what the S.J. stands for, but this is a very confident, very beautiful rose scent with whispers of soft lemon that is about as true to nature as you'll get. I think the inspiration for this may have been the hybrid-tea rose, Fragrant Plum. Call me crazy, but this little bottle of Nemat Oil is incredibly close to the sample I have of Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare by Creed that is part of the Private Collection, rather difficult to find and if you do find it, be prepared for some sticker shock!

Please don't take offense that I can compare a $10.00 fragrance oil with a finished perfume costing thirty times as much. But I'd be less than honest if I didn't commend
Rose S.J. to all you rose lovers! It's pure, it's honest and one drop lasted the entire day.

The essential oils sold by Nemat International, Inc. are not diluted in a base oil such as Almond oil, Jojoba oil, etc. These are
full strength essential oils. The essential oils can be used in blends to create perfume oils, and to fragrance products such as candles, soaps, incense sticks, etc. Therefore please use caution and apply a single drop or two at the most. These are very potent oils and could be overwhelming to you and to those around you if over applied.

The Nemat Oils website gives a complete listing of where all 200 oils are available for purchase. And if you're looking for bottles of all styles to make decants of your favorite scent to share, Best Bottles is the sister site of Nemat Oils.